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Rodent pics!

Zonlover

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A thread for all the adorable pictures of our sweet whiskered rodents(or lagamorphs)!

I will start with rat pics! (Yes, unfortunately, that is a tumor.) I took all my pics outside, because my iPad's camera does WAY better in natural light.



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tka

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Cute little guy! What's his name?
 

faislaq

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Ali

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Pet rats are cute, but after a few situations in the aviary, my viewpoint on wild ones went down...

Poor guy with the tumour, hope he's alright!
 

budgieluv3

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Such a cutie! Sorry about the tumour.
 

finchly

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Tell us her story!
OK......
Her name is Maggie May and she was 2 weeks old on Sunday. :heart:

So I know a guy because I bought finches from him before. And he's posting all these cute piccies of the cavies (or mara, you can call them either one). I'd never seen one. I made some comment like HOW CUUUTE and he says why don't you take one. We talked back and forth -- he lives on the other side of Florida. He said well an employee is delivering a horse near you on Sunday. So I said yes. That was 10 days ago.
Since I hadn't told hubby :oops: I said we would foster her to see how it goes.

Suddenly I'm a rodent mom. She bottle feeds 3-4 times daily and nibbles hay and veggies. I set up a pen in the house (in our neighborhood you can't even park your own RV in your driveway overnight! So no exotic animals for sure, someone would complain). I also gave her a box I'd decorated for the birds -- she's crazy about it and loves to chew the toys in there.

She's really timid, something I hadn't counted on. But I pretty much treat her like an untame bird, just comfort her, let her go at her own pace but try to gently draw her out. When she can eat a little better I can use a treat and clicker train her? Maybe?

She makes little noises like a guinea pig. The dog wants to play with her in the back yard but she's having none of it. I have to keep her on a leash out there because they can run 25 mph :wideyed: and she can easily get through my fence.

Some people keep them indoors but it's becoming clear to me they're a lot better off on a farm. Plus - I'm so overwhelmed right now. Work, hubby, birds. I never get done with everything. So I probably will let her go back after she weans. But -- this is really fun.
 

Ali

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Awww, I can't believe we only got 1 picture..
OK......
Her name is Maggie May and she was 2 weeks old on Sunday. :heart:

So I know a guy because I bought finches from him before. And he's posting all these cute piccies of the cavies (or mara, you can call them either one). I'd never seen one. I made some comment like HOW CUUUTE and he says why don't you take one. We talked back and forth -- he lives on the other side of Florida. He said well an employee is delivering a horse near you on Sunday. So I said yes. That was 10 days ago.
Since I hadn't told hubby :oops: I said we would foster her to see how it goes.

Suddenly I'm a rodent mom. She bottle feeds 3-4 times daily and nibbles hay and veggies. I set up a pen in the house (in our neighborhood you can't even park your own RV in your driveway overnight! So no exotic animals for sure, someone would complain). I also gave her a box I'd decorated for the birds -- she's crazy about it and loves to chew the toys in there.

She's really timid, something I hadn't counted on. But I pretty much treat her like an untame bird, just comfort her, let her go at her own pace but try to gently draw her out. When she can eat a little better I can use a treat and clicker train her? Maybe?

She makes little noises like a guinea pig. The dog wants to play with her in the back yard but she's having none of it. I have to keep her on a leash out there because they can run 25 mph :wideyed: and she can easily get through my fence.

Some people keep them indoors but it's becoming clear to me they're a lot better off on a farm. Plus - I'm so overwhelmed right now. Work, hubby, birds. I never get done with everything. So I probably will let her go back after she weans. But -- this is really fun.
 
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